Join us at Honor Thy Healer 2014 for an evening of inspiration and community celebration. The program highlights ZBC’s research and education programs and recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations who have made a significant difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer, in our understanding of breast cancer, the healing process, and the health of our community.
For more info visit: http://hth.zerobreastcancer.org
Front Row (left to right): Jonathan Mooney, Carol Kronenwetter, and Louise Greenspan
Back row (left to right): Regan Fedric, David Gullion, Janine Elliott, and Julianna Deardorff
Not Pictured: Stig Westling and Gayle Windham
New Public Health Institute study spurs important dialogue around breast cancer in California
On Sunday, November 3, 2013 the Breast Cancer and Environment Research Program released new research in Pediatrics shows that obesity is the largest predictor of earlier onset puberty in girls, a phenomenon which is affecting white girls at younger ages than previously reported.
The multi-institutional study strengthens a growing body of research documenting the earlier onset of puberty in girls of all races.
Learn more about the new research
The California Cancer Registry(CCR) has released new statewide comparative breast cancer rates that show a drop in Marin County’s breast cancer incidence and mortality rates over the most recent reported five year period, 2006-2010.
Learn more about the new findings
Check out the newest toolkits from the Community Outreach & Translation Core of the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program! Toolkits are available for Health Care Providers & Professionals, Outreach Organizations, General Audiences, and African American Audiences!
Get out and get physical with Zero Breast Cancer's annual Dipsea Hike!
Gather your friends and family to fundraise as a team or register as an individual and unite with others who have been affected by breast cancer along the 6-mile trail loop. Learn more...
The California Health Report (healthycal.org) article about the Cygnet Study and early onset puberty in young girls with an interview with member of ZBC led CYGNET Youth Advisory Board. Check it out!
Zero Breast Cancer is a community based organization dedicated to prevention and finding the causes of breast cancer through local participation in the scientific research process. We focus on identifying environmental factors and the role they play in breast cancer at all stages of life and across generations.
On Tuesday, February 12, 2013 the federally mandated Interagency Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Coordinating Committee (IBCERCC), released its report, Breast Cancer and the Environment: Prioritizing Prevention. This report is a call to action to develop a national strategy to increase research in breast cancer prevention with a focus on how environmental factors affect the development of the breast across a woman's lifespan and her risk of breast cancer. The report offers seven recommendations to highlight the urgent need for coordinated, targeted efforts to identify and mitigate the environmental causes of breast cancer.
Zero Breast Cancer is a proud member of IBCERCC and is pleased that many of the recommendations from the committee reflect our organization's 17 year mission to find the environmental causes of breast cancer through community participation in the research process. We will use the recommendations from this report to guide us as we continue to carry out our mission. Like you, we look forward to the day when we have an early preventative strategy for breast cancer.
The full report is posted at: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/boards/ibcercc/